Globalization Matters

Engaging the Global in Unsettled Times

by Manfred B. Steger, Paul James

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  • 9781108470797
  • 9781108612333
  • 9781108689380
At the turn of the twenty-first century, globalization - both the process and the idea - bestrode the world. Widely acclaimed by political and economic pundits as the most important phenomenon of our time, it took the world by storm. Two decades later, it has come under sustained attack by the re-invigorated forces of the extreme right and radical left. Does globalization still matter in our unsettled world? Responding in the affirmative, this study develops and applies a new framework of an 'engaged theory of globalization' to analyze some of today's most pressing global challenges: the rise of national populism, ecological degradation, rapid urbanization, new sources of insecurity, and the changing landscape of higher education. Offering a comprehensive appraisal of globalization in our unsettled times, the authors explain why and how transplanetary interrelations continue to matter in a world that is wavering between globalist expansion and nationalist retrenchment.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108612333
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  • Title: Globalization Matters
  • Author: Manfred B. Steger; Paul James
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
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  • 9781108470797
  • 9781108612333
  • 9781108689380

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'Steger and James have produced a timely and indispensable study. Globalization Matters is the most comprehensive book on globalization in recent years. It offers a sweeping overview of the theories, approaches, and principal debates in global studies. Erudite yet accessible and engaging, it is suitable for classroom use but will also be of great interest to seasoned scholars of globalization. This is the go-to book we have been waiting for on these matters. Beyond the academy, it should be of great interest to members of the public who wish to become familiar with what this buzzword is all about, or simply interested in the state of global politics and society.' William I. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108470797
  • 9781108612333
  • 9781108689380